What is Q?

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Q is an initiative connecting people with improvement expertise across the UK.

Q’s mission is to foster continuous and sustainable improvement in health and care. We’re creating opportunities for people to come together as an improvement community – sharing ideas, enhancing skills and collaborating to make health and care better.

Q is led in Scotland by Healthcare Improvement Scotland’s Improvement Hub (ihub) and NHS Education for Scotland (NES) in partnership with the Health Foundation. Throughout the year the partnership offers a variety of activities and opportunities that will enable people to connect, exchange, collaborate and learn.

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Testimonials for Q in Scotland

We have members of Q all over Scotland. Read more about what they have learned and achieved by being part of Q.

Q Visits

Visiting organisations doing interesting and relevant work.

Q Labs

Bringing people together to work on complex challenges facing health and care in the UK.


A great way for people to share experiences, challenges and inspiration.

Joining Q

Applications are now open to join Q. Find out more here.

Q Member Activities

Find out more about the range of activities available to Q members.

Additional Resources

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Q website links

Visit q.health.org.uk to find out more.

Q Video


Co-designing Q from The Health Foundation on Vimeo.

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